Jonathan Mitchell, 17, is a junior bassist at The Kinkaid School where he is a member of the Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Steve Kastner. He is also a percussionist in the Band under Russell Vogt. He has been playing the double bass for 9 years. A student of Donald Howey of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, this is Jonathan’s third year with Virtuosi. He was previously a member of the Houston Youth Symphony and the Greater Houston Youth Orchestra. Jonathan has been selected to be in the All-State Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) every year since 2015. Jonathan’s summer studies have included the Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes at the University of North Texas (2017), as well as Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan (2000–2016). He has also been a member of the Jazz Reboot Band and currently plays the drums for a rock band. While excelling in school, Jonathan also actively participates in all aspects of Technical Theatre at Kinkaid. He will be the lead sound engineer for 2018–2019 Kinkaid productions. Outside school, his hobbies are video games, travelling, scuba diving and cooking.